How to Apply

This guidance contains important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and Covering Letter (no more than four sides of A4 in length per document aligned to the person specification). Please also include your contact details.
  • Please ensure all gaps in employment and education history are fully explained on your CV; we may wish to verify this information during the recruitment process.
  • Please provide the details of two referees. Note that we will only approach referees for candidates proceeding to final selection.
  • Please ensure that you address the key requirements as set out in the person specification. These competencies will be used as part of the assessment process.
  • Please complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form when you upload your details. We are keen to ensure that all our jobs are accessible to all members of the community and use this data to monitor our progress in doing this.
  • Please return your application by the closing date – no applications will be accepted once the long listing process has begun.
  • Following long listing, you will be contacted directly by a Penna consultant to update you on the status of your application.

The following timetable sets out the key dates in the recruitment process:



5pm, Friday 23rd October 2020

Closing date for submission of CV & Supporting Statement

Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November 2020

Longlist Interviews:
Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the Longlist interviews.

 Week Commencing 9th November 2020

Remote Assessment Week:
Should you be successful following the long list selection process, you will be invited to participate in the shortlist selection process which will take place virtually over a period of 2-3 days.

Monday 16th November 2020

Final Interviews & Meet and Greet:
Should you be successful following the assessment process, you will be invited to attend a Meet and Greet in Cambridge (subject to restrictions) and final panel interview (virtually).
Please note that if you are selected for Final Interview, references will be obtained before this date.

If you wish to apply for this role, please click the link below:

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Julie Towers on 07764 791 736 or Ben Cox on 07809 374 692.